When the dust finally settled on December 31, a complicated $10 million land swap involving the Colorado State Land Board, Boulder and Boulder County, Jefferson County and the Department of the Interior -- which now owns Rocky Flats, the former nuclear weapons plant -- had gone through. And that pav ... More >>
Pardon our dust! Exactly a year ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a complicated land swap at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge -- the former nuclear weapons plant, minus several hundred acres too contaminated to go public -- that would expand the refuge to the west in exchange ... More >>
Bucks at Arsenal.This is National Wildlife Refuge Week, and the feds are encouraging you to "see what wildlife refuges are doing to conserve America's wildlife heritage." But when I asked if I could see Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, the regional U.S. Fish & Wildlife office declined that requ ... More >>
Colorado has dozens of museums devoted to unusual items -- bells, washing machines. Some are temporary, some permanent. But no museum promises to have the half-life of the Rocky Flats Cold War Museum, devoted to the plant that manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs just sixteen miles nort ... More >>
Golden came out strong against the proposed Jefferson Parkway -- including a plan for the toll road to go through a right-of-way on the eastern edge of Rocky Flats. For the past year, though, state and project officials have been meeting with Golden, looking for a possible compromise -- and two week ... More >>
Pardon our dust! Boulder County has signed off on a controversial deal that brings the proposed Jefferson Parkway closer to concrete reality. And that worries LeRoy Moore -- because the deal involves buying a corner of land right by Rocky Flats.
As recently noted in Westword, plans are heating up to build a permanent Rocky Flats Cold War Museum in a onetime Arvada post office. It won't be the first Rocky Flats museum, however. That distinction belongs to an operation that used to exist on the grounds of the nuclear weapons plant -- o ... More >>
Wes McKinley.Wes McKinley has always done his civic duty -- even if those in power might quibble with how he defines it. Twenty years ago, the rancher/teacher from Walsh was the foreman of the federal grand jury that wanted to indict eight individuals for environmental crimes at Rocky Flats - ... More >>